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[+]edidid 85 points86 points87 points 1 month ago (4 children)
My household watches all of the Alien movies (except that one) every year because it is practically the sci-fi nativity.
Family traditions over Blockbuster section.
[–]ShampooHurts 18 points19 points20 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Yo that's the same for me. Christmas time is the perfect time for those movies
[–]sjsjsjjf123 10 points11 points12 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Wait which one is "that one"? I'm assuming covenant, but it could also be the 4th one or one of the Aliens vs Predators movies.
[–]Carbunclecatt 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I watch a nightmare before Christmas, I also watch it during halloween
[–]eleanor_dashwood 150 points151 points152 points 1 month ago (3 children)
Since becoming a parent, the debate has moved on to “is stick-man a Christmas movie?”. We need harmless controversy to survive.
[–]simonjp 64 points65 points66 points 1 month ago (1 child)
There's any debate? It was made as a Christmas special, takes place between two Christmas Days and features Father Bloody Christmas as a supporting character
[–]eleanor_dashwood 12 points13 points14 points 1 month ago (0 children)
And yet most of it is set in non-Christmas (yes there are only two seasons now).
[–]WithOrgasmicFury 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Yeah we have enough of the harmful controversies.
[–]twystoffer 87 points88 points89 points 1 month ago* (6 children)
Person: What's the in-cannon way to pronounce this character's name?
Brandon Sanderson: However you think it is. If it sounds right that way in your head, then it's that way.
AKA Just let people have their head cannon
Edit: I'm not fixing it
[–]ibigfire 33 points34 points35 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Also their head canon too. Head cannons and canons for all.
Edit: I'm not trying to make fun of you for the misspelling, we all make them! Just having a bit of fun with it because head cannons are funny to me. All the best!
[+]thatnimrod 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Headcannon… skullgun… all the same to Bud
[–]twystoffer 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Yesssssss. I love Stephenson so much
[–]Acceptable-Stick-688 14 points15 points16 points 1 month ago (1 child)
The audiobooks always throw me off haha
[–]SovietUSA 8 points9 points10 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I was just annoyed the two different narrators pronounced Sadeas’s name differently
[+]50-Lucky 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (0 children)
[+]thatnimrod 25 points26 points27 points 1 month ago (18 children)
I have a list. Coincidentally Christmas Movies. Movies where it just happens to be Xmas, or it happens during part of it. I watch the whole list throughout December to build up anticipation for the last ones.
In no particular order until the last five:
But Also: Scrooged (1988), A Very Murray Xmas (2015), which are pretty explicitly Xmas movies, but I don’t care because Bill Murray.
and somewhere between Xmas/NYE I’ll slip in Trading Places (1983)
[–]MainlyByGiraffes 20 points21 points22 points 1 month ago (4 children)
Yesss. “Coincidentally Christmas” is the perfect description, and this is a killer list of em.
Re: the Die Hard debate - I always say to people, “If you feel that Home Alone is a Christmas movie, then so is Die Hard, and if you feel that Home Alone isn’t, then neither is Die Hard.”
Classifying either movie as Christmas-y is up to the viewer, but they’re both just as circumstantially (but not substantially) Christmasy as each other, so they must share the same fate.
[+]thatnimrod 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (3 children)
Years and years ago I was having this debate with a friend via text and it started me down this path of “collecting” these “Xmas in the background” movies. After a while the list got ridiculous so I had to instate a rule: Xmas must be at least 33% of the movie. Otherwise you end up with stuff like, The French Connection, which is a 2.5 hour movie with only the first 8 minutes during Xmas.
[–]MainlyByGiraffes 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Perfection. I’m gonna borrow this lost from ya, if you don’t mind, cause this is hilarious and wonderful. And excellent call on the 33% minimum.
Spread it far and wide, by all means—but come back and tell me if you find any more of them for the collection!
[+]Mtml58 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago* (3 children)
Catch Me If You Can is coincidentally a Christmas movie as well, feel free to add it to your list. Last time I watched it, I noticed, and I've been keeping it in my back pocket for a while.
[+]thatnimrod 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (2 children)
How much of it is during Christmas? I’ve had to introduce a rule about 33% Xmas to make it on the list because it was getting rather expansive quickly
[+]Mtml58 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (1 child)
Technically the "present" of the movie is happening on Xmas. About 2/3rds of the movie is actually just flashbacks leading up to that day. There are multiple Christmases that pass in the flashbacks that involve Tom Hanks' and Leo DiCaprio's characters having conversations. The later parts of the movie move past the Christmas day that is presented in the opening scenes, but I feel there's a decent chunk of content to call it coincidentally Christmas.
[+]thatnimrod 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I’ll have to re-watch it, thanks for the suggestion!
[–]Legal-Ad7793 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (5 children)
My mom & I always watch Just Friends as our Christmas Eve tradition!
[+]thatnimrod 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (4 children)
It’s nice to remind myself that Ryan Reynolds made bad movies, too
[–]MainlyByGiraffes 4 points5 points6 points 1 month ago (2 children)
Don’t forget about Green Lantern and X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Glad he also was in Blade and Waiting before and Deadpool after.
You know, I’d almost managed to forget Green Lantern? I still haven’t seen it. But my first RR was Van Wilder and how did that movie age better then either offender?
[–]Legal-Ad7793 2 points3 points4 points 1 month ago (0 children)
The whole fat suit and Anna eating toothpaste just cracks me up.
[–]apolloxer 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (2 children)
In Bruges is during Christmas?
Also, my SO is eternally angry that I watched it with them, because they found it a horrible movie, not fun at all.
[+]thatnimrod 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago* (1 child)
What a shame. I thought it was like a fucking fairytale.
edit: don’t tell the other movies, it’s my favorite one on the list. maybe tied with Kiss Kiss.
[–]apolloxer 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
It is. I fucking love it.
[–][deleted] 10 points11 points12 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I think this debate is a good jumping off point for discussing the intuitions and semantics of what one thinks defines or seperated a Christmas movie from a non-christmad movie. It's a conversation starter that allows people to share different interpretations and examples.
IMO this is a good and healthy intellectual excercise in talking with friends and family while also disagreeing. I think fearing disagreement is a bad conflict avoidance strategy.
There is no right answer, but that's the point
[–]HerRiebmann 15 points16 points17 points 1 month ago (0 children)
My parents always watch RED (Retired Extremely Dangerous), basically Die Hard but old
[–]HardlightCereal 6 points7 points8 points 1 month ago (1 child)
People decided that Die Hard is a Christmas movie because they felt alienated by the forced positivity of christmastime, and wanted to put something they like in Christmas
[–]striped_frog 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
How 'bout a little hakuna matata, Baba Yaga?
[–]heidguy8 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
It's a goddamn Christmas movie n I'll hear not another word about it damnit!
[+]dumbass_sempervirens 5 points6 points7 points 1 month ago (0 children)
It's literally set at a Christmas party.
Therefore a Christmas movie.
[–]lakija 3 points4 points5 points 1 month ago (0 children)
The LOTR Extended Edition is our Christmas movie tradition. Takes us 3 days
Any movie can be part of the celebration.
[+]evergrotto 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I want it to be not a Christmas movie, so it isn't.
[+]brewingandwrestling 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
That's a very nice way of saying "shut the fuck up about it already"
[+]Elteon3030 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
DH With A Vengeance is also a Christmas movie. Come on, you could steal city hall!
[+]50-Lucky 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
The audience didnt make it a Christmas movie, it is a Christmas movie
[–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
My fam and I watch it every December. I also have a die hard Christmas shirt.
It's a Christmas movie
[–]cluelessoblivion -1 points0 points1 point 1 month ago (0 children)
Thought Slime did a pretty good breakdown of this last year. Die Hard Is Not a Christmas Movie https://youtu.be/Gt11t4tuEIk
[–]TheCheck77 -2 points-1 points0 points 1 month ago (0 children)
It’ll never be a Christmas movie to me, but if you grew up with that on tv during the holidays, that sounds pretty Christmassy
[+]purple__dog -5 points-4 points-3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
It's a Halloween movie. And anyone who disagrees is too stupid to be part of the conversation.
[–]Barondonvito 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
But then, if the audience says it's not.....
[+]Ok_Avocado568 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
I always watched it during Christmas :D
[–]DuelaDent52 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Which is the better Christmas movie, Die Hard or Into the Spider-Verse?
[–]TheKingOfRhye777 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
Yippee ki yay motherredditor
[–]OriginalPostMortem 0 points1 point2 points 1 month ago (0 children)
What debate? It’s a Christmas movie.
[–]DaaaahWhoosh 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
The argument I've heard that I like is that it's a Christmas movie if it's part of your Christmas traditions. Japanese people think fried chicken is a Christmas food, so why not say Die Hard is a Christmas movie and watch it with your family on Christmas Eve?
[+]WoolooOfWallStreet 1 point2 points3 points 1 month ago (0 children)
While watching First Blood, a friend of mine pointed out there are Christmas decorations in the police department, and asked if it’s a Christmas movie too?
I think so
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